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    Really struggling today

    I'm really struggling today. If this doesn't end I'm going to go crazy. I'm trying to think positive thoughts but really having trouble. Please pray for me. Thank you

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    Hope your day get's better Tidegirl, you're in my thoughts and prayers....

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    Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

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    Re: Really struggling today

    Thank you. My son is sick --we are going to the dr in a bit. He's been sleeping a lot and I'm afraid it's mono or something of that nature. He was eating pretty well but now has no appetite. We were supposed to go to Philly but had to cancel the trip

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    Re: Really struggling today

    Hey @Tidegirl, hang in there. You have the strength. Take a moment. Close your eyes and just breathe.
    Dill

    Donít forget, you can: start late, start over, be unsure, try and fail AND STILL SUCCEED!

    If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

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    Re: Really struggling today

    Hi Tidegirl. How is your son?

    Here is a relapse prevention book/pdf that you might find useful (thanks ABC). What i like about it is chapter 1 shows some ideas on what/how to set out a daily living sober plan after you have stopped drinking and withdrawal period has finished.

    http://www.usdrugrehabcenters.com/th...ebook/book.pdf

    Take it easy in the meantime and try to take care of yourself. Maybe have a glass of water out next to the booze, and sip some alternating with the booze when you're drinking.
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    Re: Really struggling today

    They think he has mono-- the test will be back Monday along with a CBC testing for lots of blood things. I have not drank today-- have only had water and some diet sodas. Thanks for the chapter on relapse prevention. I will read it. Just trying to stay busy as that always helps-- laundry, changing sheets etc. no sleep once again but that's par for the course at this point. My husband is going g to get his dad from cardiac rehab Sunday so again I must step up. I did get some healthy food to cook when I have an appetite again. Thank you for the support!

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    Re: Really struggling today

    Hope all will be ok for your son. Take care of yourself friend.

    'I am part of all that I have met, yet all experience is an arch wherethro', gleams that untravelled world whose margins fade, forever and forever when I move'

    Zen soul Warrior. Freedom today-

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    Re: Really struggling today

    It sounds like you have a lot on your plate, @Tidegirl. Please make sure to plan some alone time for yourself even if it is just brief moments. Self care is essential to remaining AF.
    Dill

    Donít forget, you can: start late, start over, be unsure, try and fail AND STILL SUCCEED!

    If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

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    Re: Really struggling today

    The link Guitarista sent was great. I read the entire book last night and worked on the workbook. Very helpful material and food for thought. It's a gloomy day here-- trying to stay busy will be challenging. Maybe I'll go to the gym as vigorous exercise was one thing recommended in the link. I know I'll go get some filets to cook for this evening and take care of getting a package off to my father's caregiver. Really hoping my child perks up today-- so tough to see him sick!

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